was fortunate to visit Daniel Lutolf twice the last 6 months.
In a nutshell I was “shocked” with the quality
of his birds. His birds are super.
They are big powerful birds with “Fan Faces”,
yet still have the required style and swank needed in a
show budgie. These Fan faces have all 4 of the element needed
for top head features in a show bird; a combination of length
of feather, feather direction (up and sideways), muscle
movement and also bone structure.
His main bird room is situated under his house. Small windows
leading to an outside flight gives supplies enough fresh
air. A big extractor fan ensures that dust is almost non
existent in his bird room.
He keeps about 300-400 birds, using about 70 pairs for breeding.
He keeps a variety of colours with his normals being in
the majority. The bird room is vacuumed on more than one
occasion per day. He feeds a basic mixed seed mixture, with
a variety of soft food daily. All birds get fresh water
I also had the privilege to also visit some of the other
top breeders in Germany and Switzerland. I have not seen
better quality of birds anywhere.
He can be very proud of the quality of birds he has.